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Daemon
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Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia

Following his parents' deaths, Ivan IV became the first ruler of Russia to assume the title "czar" and to pursue a czarist autocracy by limiting the power of the Russian nobility. He also expanded Russian influence by conquering Kazan and Astrakhan, acquiring Siberia, and seeking better access to the Baltic Sea. A serious illness and the death of his wife, however, caused Ivan to become increasingly tyrannical and volatile. Why did Ivan murder his son—and only viable heir—in 1581? More...
Milica Boghunovich
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Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia

Following his parents' deaths, Ivan IV became the first ruler of Russia to assume the title "czar" and to pursue a czarist autocracy by limiting the power of the Russian nobility. He also expanded Russian influence by conquering Kazan and Astrakhan, acquiring Siberia, and seeking better access to the Baltic Sea. A serious illness and the death of his wife, however, caused Ivan to become increasingly tyrannical and volatile. Why did Ivan murder his son—and only viable heir—in 1581? More...

Think The world history is full of such military brutes... all the kings and queens, and commanders and their armies, etc.... the subtler the killers, the more they can hide their crimes ....
ChristopherJohnson
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'Austere' or 'furious' could also be good correspondences of the Russian adjective «грозный».
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An horrible argument with his oldest son leads Ivan to kill his own flash! What a tragedy!
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Who's greater - Peter the Great or Ivan the Terrible?
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never took prisoners
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Movie recommendation: Ivan the Terrible (1958), directed by Sergei Eisenstein. An epical classic!
Milica Boghunovich
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Bully_rus wrote:
Who's greater - Peter the Great or Ivan the Terrible?


... or Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, Alexander "the Great" or any "great" mass murdered....
Milica Boghunovich
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Milica Boghunovich wrote:
Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia

Following his parents' deaths, Ivan IV became the first ruler of Russia to assume the title "czar" and to pursue a czarist autocracy by limiting the power of the Russian nobility. He also expanded Russian influence by conquering Kazan and Astrakhan, acquiring Siberia, and seeking better access to the Baltic Sea. A serious illness and the death of his wife, however, caused Ivan to become increasingly tyrannical and volatile. Why did Ivan murder his son—and only viable heir—in 1581? More...

Think The world history is full of such military brutes... all the kings and queens, and commanders and their armies, etc.... the subtler the killers, the more they justify their crimes and grab "power" to rule over others....
Gary98
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Milica Boghunovich wrote:
Milica Boghunovich wrote:
Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia

Following his parents' deaths, Ivan IV became the first ruler of Russia to assume the title "czar" and to pursue a czarist autocracy by limiting the power of the Russian nobility. He also expanded Russian influence by conquering Kazan and Astrakhan, acquiring Siberia, and seeking better access to the Baltic Sea. A serious illness and the death of his wife, however, caused Ivan to become increasingly tyrannical and volatile. Why did Ivan murder his son—and only viable heir—in 1581? More...

Think The world history is full of such military brutes... all the kings and queens, and commanders and their armies, etc.... the subtler the killers, the more they justify their crimes and grab "power" to rule over others....


To hell with all of them
Dr WWWW
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Some attribute Ivan's madness, or erethism

Quote:
(er·e·thism
(ĕr′ə-thĭz′əm)
n. Abnormal irritability or sensitivity of an organ or a body part to stimulation.
[French éréthisme, from Greek erethisma, a provocation, from erethizein, to irritate.]

to mercury poisoning, the symptoms of which are nervousness, irritability, a tendency to blush readily, change of temperament and tremor.

No one has proposed where he may have been exposed to inorganic mercury, though he was sickly and physicians may have used mercurial medications in his treatment.

This would not explain his sudden changes in behavior at the time of his wife's death.
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Ivan the Terrible, was truly terrible, just like x-pres. GW Bush and VP dickey Cheney...
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